The 3rd ODI match between Pakistan and West Indies will be played on 12th June at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan.
However, Pakistan won the 2nd ODI against west indies by 120 runs to win the series 2-0.
West indies white ball captain Nicholas Pooran said despite Pakistan winning the series on Friday in the second ODI with a 120-run victory there is still a lot at stake in the third and final match.
Because of the match is crucial for both sides with ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League points and automatic 2023 CWC qualification spots on the line.
Pooran, asked if players who did not feature in the first two matches will play on Sunday, said,
“We will try our best. As you said obviously we lost the series, but it is not done and dusted for us.”
Also he added Valuable points are up for grabs in the final ODI
“For us, we obviously need to try to win that game to get ten points, that is very crucial for us. We would love to see what the other guys can offer as well.”
Pooran is only five matches into his role as ODI captain and now has a record of three wins and two losses.
He said it is a challenge he is embracing.
“Obviously it is a really challenging job as well, it is not easy. I am enjoying the experience so far. We obviously won in The Netherlands, but we have not won a game here in Pakistan yet…we are trying to build a family here with the guys. We are trying to obviously learn from each other and get better. Only time will tell. The beginning of the story is never really easy, it is always challenging.”
Pooran commended the effort of the bowlers.
“I was very impressed especially with Alzarri and Akeal. we appreciate their effort so far, but I was very impressed with young Anderson Phillip the way he went about his spell in those conditions…the way Hayden came back in the back overs from the 40th over and execute his skills.”
Currently, West indies has 80 points after 20 games. A 2-1 series win by winning the last ODI will put them in 4th place on the points table to qualify for the World Cup.
The top eight teams will get a direct entry to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.